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Entries for August 2016

Who Determines the Value of Urban Trees?
David Nowak is a lead researcher at the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station in Syracuse, New York. His efforts to quanitfy the benefits of trees has led to i-Tree, a free peice of software for creating tree inventories. I-Tree can be utulized by both community members as well as researchers. After creating a tree inventory, users can calulate the monetary impacts of their trees. This can help communities weigh the benefits and the costs of maintaing an urban forest. "Considering all their benefits, it seems money really does grow on trees. But give...

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Trees are a Fisherman's Friend

Posted on August 21, 2016 in: General News

Trees make an immediate visual impact, but what do you know about the other ways they affect their surroundings? Trees provide shade, temperature and water regulation, food, and structural impacts on water bodies. In these ways and more they help create prime habitat for fish, and thereby also for fishermen!

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Urban Forests Provide Multiple Benefits
Trees have far-reaching positive impacts way beyond just making your yard more beautiful. Did you know that studies support a positive correlation between more trees and less violence, faster healing, and economic benefits? Follow the link below to read more =)

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Take a Deep Breath and Thank a Tree

Posted on August 07, 2016 in: Education

Trees remove many pollutants from the air, including nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns. New research by the US Forest Service has analyzed data linking trees, weather, pollution readings, and human population and health. "...In 2010, America's trees saved 850 lives and prevented about 670,000 cases of severe respiratory problems, according to the research."  Read the rest of the article in the link below!

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Shade Trees Cool More than Just Your Yard
The shade from the trees in your yard can have a significant impact on not only your yard, but also the temperature inside your home.  Check out the article from the Chicago Tirbune linked below to learn more.

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